Chance for 3.3 GPA, 178 LSAT, non-URM

General admissions strategy questions, what are my chances, discussion of specific application materials like financial aid and scholarships.
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booktree1
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Chance for 3.3 GPA, 178 LSAT, non-URM

Post by booktree1 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:23 pm

Hi,

I graduated from my undergrad with a low GPA of 3.3 (no upward trend though, either consistent or often downward) with a degree in social science and minor in math. Upon graduation, I worked in academic research for a year. Did well in LSAT (178). What are my chances?

My dream schools would be CLS, NYU, or Northwestern. Should I ED to CLS, would that help?

Thanks!

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Re: Chance for 3.3 GPA, 178 LSAT, non-URM

Post by RichardMilhousNixon » Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:56 pm

https://mylsn.info/r/pre-law/admissions/search/

Other than that, spend time on your Why X's (and on your application as a whole), apply broadly, and be prepared to negotiate. I would not advise CLS ED, because I think that means you're out of the running for scholarships. You may want to look into Northwestern ED though, which comes with a $120k scholarship.

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Re: Chance for 3.3 GPA, 178 LSAT, non-URM

Post by booktree1 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:36 am

Thanks. As for the grades, do they primarily care about your overall GPA, or can specific grades (including Fs and Ws) significantly affect your chance?

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Re: Chance for 3.3 GPA, 178 LSAT, non-URM

Post by pancakes3 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:44 am

mainly overall GPA bc that's what's being used for reporting purposes. all of this is driven by reporting purposes (rankings -> advertising). your LSAT is doing the talking here and your GPA isn't a dealbreaker for CCN. plus, it's rarer to have a 178 LSAT than 4.0 gpa so your score really gives you a good bit of leverage in terms of them giving you scholarship. and while CCN are great schools, really you should blanket the T13 for the opportunity to get scholarship. Cornell full ride is better than Columbia admissions no scholly. good luck.

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